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Tom Shakespeare speaks at our Research Colloquium (on 2nd of august)

This august is full of interesting guest speakers. Before Graham Pullin (august 9) and Tuuli Mattelmäki (august 23) come to talk at T-Labs’ Research Colloquium, we are happy to have Tom Shakespeare speaking on “What do we need to know … Continue reading

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We are in the “week of the sighted”

From the 8th to the 15th of october, “the week of sight” takes place for the 8th time in Germany. This week ends on the 15th with the “day of the white stick”. Eight organisations want to inform nationwide about … Continue reading

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What is DAISY?

DAISY means “Digital Accessible Information System” it characterise standards and technologies that are developed from all blind libraries in the world in cooperation with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) for the new digital audio book generation. … Continue reading

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Redefining what the body can be

[picture: cover of I.D. magazine]   In her recent TED talk, record-breaking Aimee Mullins (paralympic games 1996), who is also known as an actress and model, talks not only about how her high-tech legs are giving her super-powers, but takes … Continue reading

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Universal Design in Museums

Rebecca McGinnis, Access Coordinator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), on art education for the blind and inclusive design in general. “Universal design is not a kind of ‘one size fits all’-approach”…

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